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Capitalism and Its Alternatives

Capitalism and Its Alternatives
Author: Chris Rogers
Subjects: Capitalism
Condition: Good
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2014
Paperback, 176 pages
The ideas are clearly developed and there is an especially well-written section on the four economic analyses of capitalism. This is a short book covering a wide compass...good as an introduction.'
Political Studies Review

'Through lucid argumentation and examples drawn from cooperative and occupy movements past and present, Capitalism and Its Alternatives demonstrates that a non-capitalist world is not a utopia, but a reality already in the making. Scholars and activists will find it a useful introduction to the contemporary debates in the anti-capitalist movement, but this book's clear exposition and cogent prose guarantee it will appeal to a broader public.'
Silvia Federici, feminist activist and author of Revolution at Point Zero

 

The global economic crisis has catalysed debates about the merits of capitalism as a system for organizing production, distribution and exchange. Political elites have argued that capitalism is not fundamentally pernicious or crisis-prone and can be successfully reformed with the right set of policies. Conversely, many have argued that a wholesale change of attitude towards the status and creation of wealth in contemporary society is required if crises of this kind are to be prevented in the future. In Capitalism and Its Alternatives, Chris Rogers provides a critical introduction to theories of capitalism and to the forms of its crises in historical and contemporary contexts, as well as reflecting on the practice of anti-capitalism and the ways that economic and social relations are shaped, reshaped and resisted. Crucially, the book asks two key questions: What alternatives to capitalism exist? And by what processes and through what institutions might they be achieved?

 

Chris Rogers is Associate Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy at University of Warwick. His first book, The IMF and European Economies: Crisis and Conditionality, was published in 2012.

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  • Brand: Zed Books
  • Product Code: 9781780327365 – Capitalism and Its Alternatives
  • Availability: In Stock
  • RM95.00

Tags: Capitalism, Chris Rogers, Financial Crisis